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Bioengineering

1. Program Description

The Bioengineering undergraduate program aims to cultivate elite talents who adapt the increasing demands in the field of biopharmaceutics. Students receive training and experience in the broad areas of life sciences and pharmaceutical sciences, including the enzyme engineering, fermentation engineering, genetic engineering, cell engineering, and modern biotechnology, as well as  pharmaceutics, pharmacology, pharmaceutical analysis, and pharmaceutical chemistry. Students can also choose from a variety of elective curriculums in other areas of biopharmaceutics. Independent study and thesis writing are alternative, giving students the opportunity to complete and develop a research project in biopharmaceutics or related areas. Students will develop the innovation ability by gaining the theoretical and practical training in biopharmaceutics and life sciences through familiarization with scientific methods, experimental techniques, and research equipment.

2. Program Duration and Credit

This is a four-year undergraduate program, which can be completed within a minimum of three years and a maximum of seven years.

For a bachelor’s degree, a total of 162 credits are required upon the completion of the program.

3. Curriculum

Three modules of courses are offered for the program: Basic Curriculum, Essential Curriculum, and Elective Curriculum. The Basic and Essential curricula are compulsory for a Bachelor’s degree.

The Elective Curriculum in the list includes extended disciplinary courses offered by the school into which an individual student is admitted, as well as cross disciplinary courses offered by other schools. Students can choose the extended and cross disciplinary courses according to their personal interests and career plans; however, credits should be approved by the School.

1Basic Curriculum

Course Code

Course

Credit

Semester

Remark

100701062105

Advanced Mathematics (I)

4

1

 

100701062106

Advanced Mathematics (II)

4

2

 

100010191004

Visual Basic Language Program Design

4

2

Including 1 practice credit

100010072101

College Physics B (I)

3

2

 

100010072102

College Physics B (I)

2

3

 

100703082206

Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry

4

1

 

100703082207

Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry Experiment B

1

1

practice course

100703082207

Organic Chemistry C

3

2

 

100703082209

Organic Chemistry Experiment C

1

2

practice course

100710092001

Introductory biology and Life Sciences (including supervised reading and seminar)

2

1

 

100710092002

Biostatistics

3

5

 

2Essential Curriculum

Course Code

Course

Credit

Semester

Remark

100710093009

Biochemistry*

4

3

 

100710093010

Experiment of Biochemistry*

1.5

3

practice course

100710093011

Microbiology*

3

4

 

100710093012

Experiment of Microbiology *

1

4

practice course

100710093015

Cell Biology*

3

5

 

100710093016

Experiment of Cell Biology*

1

5

practice course

100830093001

Human Body Anatomy and Physiology*

3

 

 

100830093002

The Experiment of Human Anatomy and Physiology*

1

 

practice course

100830093003

Pharmacology*

3

 

 

100830093004

Experiment of Pharmacology*

1

 

practice course

100830093005

Pharmaceutical Analysis*

3

 

 

100830093006

Experiment of Pharmaceutical Analysis

1

6

practice course

100830093007

Biopharmaceutical Technology*

3

 

 

100830093008

Experiment of Biopharmaceutical Technology*

1

 

practice course

100830093009

Pharmaceutics*

3

 

 

100830093010

Experiment of Pharmaceutics*

1

 

practice course

100830093011

Natural Medicinal Chemistry*

3

 

 

100830093012

Experiment of Natural Medicinal Chemistry*

1

 

practice course

100802203013

Engineering drawing*

2

 

 

100802203012

Engineering training*

1

 

practice course

100830093013

Practical Training on pharmaceutics

1.5

 

practice course

100830093014

Workshop study*

0.5

3

practice course

100830093015

Professional Practice*

6

8

practice course

100830093016

Graduation Design (thesis)*

4

8

practice course

3Elective Curriculum

Course Code

Course

Credit

Semester

Remark

100710094001

Biodiversity

2

2

 

100710093034

Principles of Chemical Engineering

3

4

 

100830094001

Medicinal Chemistry and Experiments

3

 

 

100830094002

Pharmcacognosy

2

 

 

100830094003

Experiment of Pharmcacognosy

1

 

 

100830094004

pharmacokinetics

2

 

 

100830094005

Pharmacy Administration

2

 

 

100830094006

Microbial medicine

2

 

 

100830094007

Spectroscopic Analysis

2

 

 

100830094008

Analysis and testing of biological drugs

3

 

 

100710093026

Genetic Engineering

3

 

 

100710093027

Enzyme engineering

2

5

 

100830094009

Medicinal Plant Biology

2

 

 

100710093017

Molecular Biology

3

 

 

100710093018

Experiment of Molecular Biology

1

 

practice course

100710094012

Advanced Cell Biology

2

6

 

100710093035

Bioinformatics

2

7

 

100710093030

Practice of Beer Production Training

1.5

 

practice course

100830094010

Practical Training on Drug

Screening and Safety Evaluation

1.5

 

practice course

100830094011

Practical Training on Biopharmaceutical Technology

1.5

 

practice course

100830094012

Field Practical Training on General biology

1

 

practice course

100710094014

Professional English for Biology

2

7

 

(Note: 1. Odd-number semesters are the fall semesters and even-number semesters are the spring semesters in each academic year.

      2. The asterisk * marks a core course.

4. Core Courses and Introductions

100710093009    Biochemistry  (4.0 cr.)

Prerequisites:  Introductory biology and Life Sciences, Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry

Biochemistry is the study of the molecular basis of biological processes in living organisms. It seeks to explain how a collection of atoms like carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, and nitrogen interaction to build the bio-molecules necessary for life. With the accelerated accumulation of updated experimental data and biochemical novel results, Biochemistry has become a growing discipline that provides insight into the related fields of genetics, immunology, microbiology, cell biology, and physiology. Its increasing basic fundamental knowledge advances the understanding of the chemical reactions and molecular interactions which govern living organisms, and makes important contributions to help students learn other basic professional curriculum, and build a solid foundation for their future careers.

100710093010    Experiment of Biochemistry   (1.5 cr.)

Prerequisites: Biochemistry, Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry Experiment B

Biochemistry is one of the core courses for undergraduate students major in biological related fields. Experiment of biochemistry is an important component of the course, and an obligatory and independent course for students in our school.

Fourteen experiments are set up in this course, andthe students need to perform the experiments independently in the laboratory. The main items are included: analysis and identification of amino acids by paper chromatography, the colorimetric reaction of  amino acid and protein, assay of protein concentration by coomassie brilliant blue G250 and UV, electrophoresis of serum protein CAME (cellulose acetate membrane electrophoresis), and assay of activity of alkaline phosphatase, etc.

100710093011  Microbiology (3.0 cr.)

Prerequisites: Biochemistry, Introductory biology and Life Sciences

The microbiology course includes the scope, significance and history of microbiology, functional anatomy and diversity of prokaryotes, functional anatomy and diversity of eukaryotes, morphology and diversity of viruses, microbial nutrition and growth, microbial metabolisms, microbial heredity and mutation, microbial ecology, and microbial infection and immunology. This course gives the students the attention that focuses on the modern molecular microbiology frontier, microbial diversity, popular hot and public health events related with microbiology, and issues from research, development and manufacturing processes in microbiological field. Teaching approaches include teacher lectures, student discussion, extracurricular reading, review composition, and field trips, etc. The course provides microbiology study website and English teaching website with various kinds of references, and current abroad textbooks of Microbiology writen in English for supplementary reading.

100710093012 Experiment of Microbiology  (1.0 cr.)

Prerequisites: Microbiology, Experiment of Biochemistry

By mimicking the process of academic research and development, the experimental course is designed to three combined and researching experiment modules: (1) investigation of diversities of microorganisms in the environments; (2) screening, cultivation and breeding of enzymes-producing microorganisms; (3) microbiological and healthy test of water quality. Each module composes of several related research experiments to explore a natural law or dissolve a scientific issue. The modular experiment of investigation of diversities of microorganisms in the environments includes collection, isolation and observation of containing-microorganism samples in environments, observation of diversities of microbial colonies and bacteria, observation of diversities of actinomyces and fungi, and isolation and purification of Escherichia coli phages from pollution waters. The modular experiment of screening, cultivation and breeding of enzymes-producing microorganisms includes preparation and autoclave of media, screening, isolation and purification of enzyme-producing bacteria, optimization of cultivation conditions for enzyme-producing bacteria growth, characterization of enzyme-producing bacteria, and breeding of enzyme-producing bacteria by UV-inducing mutation. The modular experiment of microbiological and healthy test of water quality contains collection of water samples with microorganisms and measurement of bacterial cell numbers, determination of coliform group numbers, and serological determination of pathological bacteria in the water samples.

100830093007  Biopharmaceutical technology  (3.0 cr.)

Prerequisites: Biochemistry

Biopharmaceutical technology is a major professional course for the students major in biological engineering, biotechnology, and marine pharmaceutical in our school. It provides students with a basic understanding of bio-pharmaceutical technology and development history; various sources of biological medicinal products and their structure, chemical and physical characters, usage, manufacturing principles and processing methods; modern biopharmaceutical research, development and manufacturing methods, which reflect the latest discoveries of biopharmaceutical technology. Having successfully completed the course, the student will be able to achieve the following goals : (1) have a critical knowledge of the elements of biopharmaceutical drugs structure and their usage;  (2) optimise biotechnological  production processes; (3)evaluate the contribution of various biotechnological processes towards products; (4)formation design and implement biotechnological processes within the biopharmaceuticalindustry; (5) demonstrate a wide, effective and critical reading of current relevant scientific literature, and be conversant with the current trends and future possibilities for biopharmaceucy studies.

100830093001    Human Histology and Anatomy    (3.0 cr.)

Prerequisites: Introductory biology and Life Sciences

Human anatomy and physiology is an optional course for students in life sciences and it is also an important branch of life sciences. The course instructs the students to study the structure, form and position of the tissues (epithelial, connective, muscle and nerve tissues) and organs (heart, liver, spleen, lung and kidney etc.) in normal human body, and the relationships between their physical structures and functions. This course is the base of immunology, pathology and pharmacology, and it is closely related to the students’ daily life.

100710093027    Enzyme engineering    (2.0 cr.)

Prerequisites: Biochemistry, Microbiology

Enzyme engineering is a very practical course, and is one of the key specialized courses for the biological engineering and related fields. It contains enzyme fermentation, purification, enzyme modification, enzyme immobilization, and application of enzymes. The catalytic properties and the kinetics of enzyme are necessary to be understood. The new theories, new concepts, new technologies, new trends, basic knowledge and basic skills need to be mastered or understood. Students will be able to apply the theory in the practice and solve the detailed problem about enzyme engineering through the course study. Thus, the ability of scientific research and design will be improved. Abilities of thinking and transforming their research results into Industrial application for students will be cultivated when they are engaged in research work.

100830093003    Pharmacology  (3.0 cr.)

Prerequisites: BiochemistryHuman Histology and Anatomy

Pharmacology is the branch of medicine and biology concerned with the study of drug action. More specifically, it is the study of the interactions that occur between a living organism and chemicals that affect normal or abnormal biochemical function.

The field encompasses drug composition and properties, interactions, toxicology, therapy, and medical applications and antipathogenic capabilities. The two main areas of pharmacology are pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics. The former describes the chemical's effect on the body (desired or toxic) and the latter describes the effect of the body on the chemical (e.g. half-life and volume of distribution). When describing the pharmacokinetic properties of a chemical, LADME (Liberation, Absorption, Distribution, Metabolism, Excretion) are often interested in.

The two obvious characters of pharmacology are: it not only serves as a bridge of basic and clinical medicine but also a bridge of pharmaceutical and medicinal sciences; it is a combination of theory and practice. That is to say, pharmacology is considered as a biomedical science that applies the principles of scientific experimentation to therapeutic contexts.

The contents of pharmacology include general principles of pharmacology,peripheral nervous system pharmacology,central nervous system pharmacolog,visceral system pharmacology, endocrine system pharmacology, chemotherapeutic drugs, drugs that act on parasitic disease,anticancer drugs, and drugs that act on immune system. It is a basic professional subject and has a dominant position among pharmaceutical disciplines. The study of pharmacology requires intimate knowledge of some other subjects, such as physiology, biochemistry, and pathology. Therefore, pharmacology is a curriculum based on affiliations to other disciplines.

100830093005  Pharmaceutical Analysis  (3.0 cr.)

Prerequisites: Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry

Pharmaceutical analysis is vital for successful drug development and quality control. The content of the course includes 4 core modules: fundamental concepts of pharmaceutical analysis; quality control methods for seven classes of drugs; quality control standards for pharmaceutical preparations; new techniques in pharmaceutical analysis.

100710093015  Cell Biology  (3 cr.)

Prerequisites:  Biochemistry

Cell Biology is a discipline that explores and explains the transportation and metabolism of material, transition and usage of energy, transduction and transmission of information, and the formation and development of cell structure. It is one of the most rapidly moving areas of the life sciences, including a number of substantial advances in constitution, structure, function, and mechanism of the cells. It introduces the cellular component, structure,  metabolism, signal transduction, expression of gene, proliferation, differentiation, apoptosis, and malignancy of cells. This course will guide the students to enter the development of the discipline of the front, and understand the basic theory of the practical significance and application prospect. The students' ability of learning and practice will be enhanced and developed.

100830093008 Experiment of Biopharmaceutical technology  (1 cr.)

Prerequisites: Biopharmaceutical technology

This course is consisted of several comprehensive and research-oriented experiments. In accordance with the requirement of credit hours, three experimental projects are selected from the teaching program for each semester. The goal of each project is to extract and purify a biological product, which includes the production of proteins, enzymes, sugars and nucleic acids, as well as put together chromatography technology, membrane separation technology, extraction, electrophoresis technology and centrifugal technology into the specific biopharmaceutical process. The experiments of this course relate to not only the production of biological products, but also biological agent production and quality inspection. By the means of combining the biopharmaceutical process thinking with the experimental teaching, it aims to cultivate students' experimental operation ability and rigorous scientific thought.

100830093009  Pharmaceutics  (3 cr.)

Prerequisites:  Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry

Pharmaceutics is the study of drug dosage forms and preparations, production preparation technology and quality control of comprehensive application technology, and is the core of the pharmaceutical preparations of professional courses. It mainly teachesthe students to get the basic theories of drug dosage forms and preparations, preparation technology, production process and quality control of professional knowledge, to engage in preparations production, research and development of new drugs and new dosage forms such as work lay the foundation.

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